NPA rebel in
Eastern Samar surrenders, yields firearm
By DPAO, 8ID PA
September 17, 2015
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily
surrendered to the joint elements of 14th Infantry (AVENGER) Battalion
and Intelligence Unit at Barangay Vigan, General MacArthur, Eastern
Samar on September 15, 2015.
In a report from Colonel
Perfecto M. Rimando, 801st Brigade Commander, the NPA surrenderee was
identified as Romeo Belarmente @ Ogaya/Vic/Romy member of Section
Committee South East of Sub Regional Committee ”SESAME”, Eastern
Visayas Regional Party Committee (EVRPC).
The rebel, who yielded one
(1) Ingram (Shooter Brand) bearing serial number 167297 and one
magazine loaded with 16 9mm ammunition surrendered around 8:05 P.M.
Tuesday and is now undergoing custodial debriefing.
The surrenderee will avail
the Comprehensive Local Social Integration Program (CLIP) wherein he
will receive initial P15,000.00 immediate cash assistance and
P50,000.00 livelihood assistance after the documentation and
livelihood seminar program which will be facilitated by the Department
of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The rebel decided to
surrender following realization that fighting the government and
enduring hard life in the mountains are a lost cause.
Major General Jet B.
Velarmino, Commander 8ID, lauded the effort of the troops in Eastern
Samar for a job well done. Further, he reiterated that surrender is a
clear victory for the people of Eastern Samar who yearn for peace and
desire to live peacefully and lawfully.